Nintendo Download list: 9th January 2014 (Europe)

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This week sees Nintendo eShop content once again continue to emerge, although a slightly shorter Nintendo Download list than we normally expect.

Highlights include SNES classic Contra III: The Alien Wars and Mario Bros. joining the Virtual Console service on Wii U and 3DS respectively, whilst KORG M01D proves a worthy choice for budding composers.

The full list is as follows:

Special offers
* Aqua Moto Racing 3D, Zordix – £5.39 (€5.99) until January 23rd, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
* MYST, Funbox Media – £8.99 (€9.99) until January 31st, normally £12.99 (€13.99)

Permanent Price Reduction
* Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove 3D, Funbox Media – £3.59 (€3.99), was £12.59 (€13.99)
* Tangram Style, Moving Player – £2.69 (€2.99), was £5.39 (€5.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Contra III: The Alien Wars, Konami – £5.49 (€7.99)
In the year 2636, the Alien War rages on, and it’s up to two soldiers, Jimbo and Scully, to stop the invasion. In this US version of the Super NES classic, play solo or with a friend and battle through six stages of non-stop, run-and-gun action. Collect power-ups including bombs, flamethrowers, spread shots, lasers and homing guns. Control Jimbo and Scully as they travel through war-torn cities, race on air bikes, ride missiles and ultimately break into the alien base to defeat the boss once and for all. Please note, this title was originally released in Europe as “Super Probotector: Alien Rebels”.

This is the US version of the game.

Virtual Console (3DS)
* Mario Bros., Nintendo – £4.49 (€4.99)
Mario Bros. is a treasure trove of gaming history. The follow-up to the hit Donkey Kong, it was not only the first time our hero was known as Mario, it also introduced his brother Luigi, green pipes, coins and even more now-familiar elements of the Mario series. The gameplay is simple yet challenging: eliminate all the enemies in each level for a big score. However, Mario cannot jump on enemies from above so must hit them from below and finish them off with a kick. Add a second player as Luigi for even more fun!

3DS Download Software
* Cooking Mama 4, 505 Games – £24.99 (€29.99)
Mama is cooking up a storm – for the first time in 3D!

* KORG M01D, DETUNE – €24.99
The KORG M01D is a music workstation based on the KORG M1, the world’s first widely known synthesizer. The KORG M01D reproduces the M1’s unforgettable digital sounds of the 80s such as the “M1 piano”, still heard on many songs today.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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